This book is a comprehensive resource of data regarding Montana’s children and families.
|STEPPING UP FOR KIDS
What governments and communities should do to support kinship families
A New KIDS COUNT Policy Report
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Across every generation and culture, grandparents, other relatives, and close family friends have stepped forward to raise children whose parents can no longer care for them. This time-honored tradition, known as kinship care, helps protect children and maintains strong family, community, and cultural connections. When children cannot remain safely with their parents, other family and friends can provide a sense of security, positive identity, and belonging.